Monday, November 26, 2012

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer day!

Hello everyone! Dottie here with my last
guest designer post for November. I'm happy to
be sharing my project with you today, but sad it will be my last time.

Today I have made some treat bags with a cute lil tag using the
JB Curly Label Die that I cut out on double sided christmas paper from Recollections.
It's stamped with JB Winter Wishes and tied
to the JB gusset bag with a lil trendy twine. They are filled
with special treat called Christmas Crack. It's kinda
like a sweet chocolaty chex mix (Recipe on my blog).

Christmas Crack Recipe:

1 lb White Bakers Chocolate
            Break up chocolate into small pieces.
            Warm double boiler – drop in chocolate and leave it alone, get rest of mix ready.
                        When chocolate is shiny, you can mix until smooth.

3 C Rice Chex
3 C plain popcorn
 2 C Fritos
3 C Cheerios
2 C Pretzels
2 C Peanuts (without skin)
12 oz package of your favorite M & M's

Put dry ingredients in a LARGE Bowl and mix together.  Pour melted chocolate over and stir to coat (kind of like folding in the chocolate) gently work it until all of the dry ingredients are coated.  Spread mixture on a parchment paper or wax paper (I lined a couple of cookie sheets and then poured the mix on them).  Let cool completely and it will harden.  Break up into small chunks.


A special thanks to Candace and Michelle for allowing me this great opportunity!
It has been an amazing month. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jaded Blossom guest designer day!

Hi everyone! 
I am the guest designer for Jaded Blossom today!

For my project today I made some little gifts for some very 
important ladies that I had the pleasure of volunteering with last weekend!
My aunt has a charity that serves meals to the less fortunate. We packaged up
over 100 jars of bean soup and split pea soup mixes!

The sentiment is from Thanksgiving wishes and it says Thankful for you, I thought this was the perfect sentiment to let them know their time and work is 
appreciated! The bags are of course the 3x4" bags 
from Jaded Blossom as well as the Fancy Topper Die and Curly Label Die. The kisses 
are stamped on cream paper with Thanksgiving Candies stamps.
I added a little bow made out of sweater trim in gumball green from Stampin up to finish it off.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jaded Blossom November Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the November Release Blog Hop!

Hey, if you've come here from Michelle you are in the right place!
If not start at Jaded Blossom, you wouldn't want to miss any of the fun!

For my project I used the freebie stamp set! Yes you heard correctly
they are giving away a free stamp set when you order $45 or more this weekend! (Whiles supplies last)
Make sure to order early! It's a super cute set and you don't want to miss out!

Isn't that Penguin just adorable! I love him and his big cup of cocoa. For this I used the gusset bags (they hold lots), fancy topper die and and their 3x4" bags for my marshmallows. When I cut out the top piece for the bag topper I stopped it just before it would cut the top off since I needed to make him fit. I then just freehand cut around it. The gusset bag fits 2 packets of cocoa and a bag of marshmallows perfectly. The paper is from last years DCWV Christmas/Winter stack.

What is a blog hop without some blog candy? This month Trendy Twine is sponsoring the hop and giving away some "Berry" Twine! Jaded Blossom is also giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to Jaded Blossom Store. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Next in the hop is
Just in case you get lost along the way here is the lineup:


Jaded Blossom Release day!

Today's the day! 
At 4pm today Jaded Blossom will 
have their release blog hop!

For our last sneak peek we have Snowman Poop!
If you can't read it the poem I used goes like this:
I hear you've been naughty,
so listen, here's the scoop!
Instead of coal this year,
you get snowman poop!
I made a simple bag topper and used the Curly Label die for a tag. The tag is pop dotted and I added a lil Trendy Twine bow in Holly Berry. For my snowman poop I used vanilla salt water taffy. Yummy!
Make sure to come back for the release! It's a great hop coming up with some awesome prizes!
There's even a cute Holiday Penguin set that's free if you spend $45 or more 
on release weekend while supplies last! 
It's definitely a must have so get them before they are sold out!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jaded Blossom sneak peek day 4!

Just one more day till the release!!

I'm getting very excited, I hope you are too.
Today we are sneaking a peek at Mexican Food and Simple Sayings 2! These are both great sets
and there's so many different uses for all the stamps in them!

Mexican Food project

My card today uses the negative portion of the Fancy topper die from Tuesdays
project and of course the Mexican Food stamp set. The pepper images are cut out with my Silhouette and from the Silhouette online store.

My Simple Sayings 2 project

The card base is made out of 2 clouds welded together from the Silhouette store 
and the sunshine is also from the Silhouette store. I embossed the cloud in divine swirls to give it some texture and used a ice blue chalk ink to give definition to the swirls. I used the Flag Die and Flag Die 2 sets to stamp my sentiment on. And what is sunshine with out a cute Peachy Keen face.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow with 1 more sneak peek and the big release at 4pm PST.

It's gonna be an awesome release tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jaded Blossom Sneak Peek Day 3!

It's Wednesday already and we have 2 sneaks today!!

The weeks half over and that means just 2 more days till the big release and blog hop!

This has been a fun week so far and today we are sneaking a peek
at Alphabet Candies and Number Candies!

They are so cute!! My personal favorite of the entire release!

Here is my project for them, I combined the sets into a treat for a friend that just turned 21!

I hope he likes its! I thought it was very colorful and not feminine... I always have a hard time with that.

I used both the new sets, the Fancy Topper Die and the 3x4 clear bags all from Jaded Blossom. All papers are scraps I had laying around. I have a REALLY BIG bin of scraps that I like to use when I make little things.

See you tomorrow for another great sneak peek!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jaded Blossom sneak peek day 2!

Welcome to day 2 of the sneak peeks!

Today we are showing you a sneak peek at Get Well Soon.

Here is my project for today!

I used the Fancy Topper Die with stamps from the Get Well Soon set and the 3x4 treat bags with some yummy Jelly Belly's inside.
This lil treat will brighten up anyone's day!

Don't forget to join us all week long for sneaks of the entire new release!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jaded Blossom sneak peek day 1!!

Welcome to day 1 of Jaded Blossom sneak peeks! 
I'm very excited for this release, it's a great one!

Today we are sharing sneak peeks from Puppy Love! This is such an adorable set.

I decided to try and make a flip card, it was a lot of fun and quite easy!

Here is the card I made: 

The puppy, bone and sentiment are all from the new set. The card layout
is a file from the Silhouette store and the papers are from my stash.

Stay tuned all week for more sneaks!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Design Day at Jaded Blossom

Hello Everyone! Today is my first day as guest designer for 
Jaded Blossom, I'm so very excited to be here and show you a 
Christmas card I made.

I used red cardstock from my stash, the frame is cut out on the silhouette, for the sentiment and the tree I used the Christmas wishes set. The sentiment and boarder from the Curly everyday borders set is embossed on the Curly label die with a couple red shiny brads for detail. For the Christmas Tree I stamped Versamark ink on photo paper, dried it with my heat gun and then covered the entire thing in Memento Cottage Ivy.

Here's a photo tutorial of the Christmas tree process

Start off with a 3x4 piece of white photo paper, the cheap stuff from Costco works great!
(Don't use Kodak premium picture paper high gloss, it would not set)

Stamp the image onto the paper with Versamark ink 
(it must be Versamark, I tried others and again they would not set properly)

Then dry with a heat gun or hair dryer
(its dries very quickly!)

Then just take your ink pad and start rubbing it over the entire thing.

The more ink you rub on the more defined the image will be and
 to get it back to shiny just rub it with a old clean rag.

It's really easy, quick and beautiful.
Thank you and have a great week!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer/Monthly Challenge

Hello Everyone!
I'm so excited to let you all know that I am the guest designer
at Jaded Blossom for the month of November! This is a HUGE honor and I've been
SO SO SO excited about it since they asked me to do it. In fact within seconds
I was telling my best friend, whom I was having lunch with at the time. 

Now on to my project. The challenge this month is to make a Thanksgiving treat.

I made this cute lil treat for my mom as a thank you for having us all
to dinner on Thanksgiving. I know having a big dinner like this is so time consuming.

I used the Gusset bags, which I inserted a piece of Bo Bunny Apple Cider collection paper in, to 
give it some structure and make it a lil extra cute. Then I stamped some plain white cardstock with the Thanksgiving Candies set in multiple colors and even colored some of the designs in with my Copics. I closed the bag off with more Bo Bunny paper cut out with the Fancy Topper die, which I ABSOLUTELY love!! In fact I think I might love it more than the flag dies (maybe). The image I pop dotted  onto it is the top half of the turkey from the Turkey Poop set, which I colored with my Copics. The sentiment Gobble til' you wobble is also from that set. It has so many cute phrases and even a couple things you can disguise him up with.

Here's a close up of the topper and turkey.

I hope you can join us in this month's challenge it'll be a fun one!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a happy week.